[Foundation-l] Sexual Content on Wikimedia

Nathan nawrich at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 04:39:01 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:19 PM, Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com> wrote:

> To some of those people, and to others, trying to place restrictions of any
> sort of sexually explicit images is cultural relativism and censorship. To
> me, but maybe not to you, it is simply being responsible.

Re-reading myself, cultural relativism is not the correct description. If
anything, its decried most often as moral absolutism or an assertion of
cultural superiority. Obviously I disagree with that view. The way I see it,
we as members of the Wikimedia community have a responsibility to not do
harm. This principle, in a necessarily nuanced form, is embodied in the
English Wikipedia policy governing biographies of living people - and it is
past time that the core ideal of taking steps to protect others from being
hurt by our work is extended to images.


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